BS in Information Systems

Bachelor of Science 2022 through2023

Information Systems

About the Program

Students in the BS Information Systems program are forbidden from minoring in Information Systems, and Information Technology.

Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

IS 201
IT 130
IT 240
IT 263
UXD 210
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
LSP 112
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Arts & Literature
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
1 Historical Inquiry

Second Year

IT 238
IS 215
IT 223
IS 324
ORGC 201
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
2 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)

Third Year

IT 231
IS 335
IS 372
IS 373
1 Major Elective
4 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Fourth Year

IS 360
IS 344
IS 352
CSEC 340
IS 376 (Capstone)
2 Major Electives
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Historical Inquiry

Major Electives

Major Electives can be chosen from any 200 or 300 level CSEC, CSC, ECT, IS, IT, NET, SE, or UXD courses. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select all Major Elective courses from one of the below competency lists.

  • Competency in Management Applications
    DSC 341
    IS 331
    IT 320
    IS 379
  • Competency in Government, Regulation, and Compliance
    CSEC 228
    CSEC 342
    CSEC 345
    CSEC 366
    IS 382
    IS 386
  • Competency in User Interaction
    UXD 220
    UXD 222
    UXD 225
    UXD 270
    UXD 360
  • Competency in Software Development
    IT 211
    IT 212
    IT 313
    IT 330

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option. Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA

  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.